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Why is it important to know more about rural aging?

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Evien
3 June 2021
Why is it important to know more about rural aging?

Why is it important to know more about rural aging?

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Rannie
3 June 2021

No problem.

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Evien
3 June 2021

Thanks!

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Rannie
3 June 2021

-Rural areas have greater proportions of population that are ages 65 years or older and 85 years or older.
-Rural areas are rapidly becoming more diverse ethnically/racially.
-Many myths exist about rural older adults that affect the efficacy of programs and policies.
-Rural compared to urban older adults have lower incomes and higher poverty rates and are more likely to live in substandard housing.
-Rural older people have higher rates of chronic and acute disease, and health and social services are less available and accessible to them.
-Rural diversity or the differences among older populations found in various rural areas has not been well documented.
-Certain aspects of rural environments and living are uniquely rural and are not found in urban places.
-Understanding more about rural aging contributes to the understanding of aging in general.

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